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J.K. Rowling has the best replies to Trump supporters and trolls

Jacqueline Arias

Inquirer.net/Asia News Network

 /  Fri, February 3, 2017  /  06:43 pm
J.K. Rowling has the best replies to Trump supporters and trolls

In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, J. K. Rowling attends the world premiere of "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" in New York. (Invision/AP/Charles Sykes)

We know it’s not a good idea to feed social media trolls. You’ll need a magic touch to be able to get rid of them. Luckily, we have Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling—AKA, everyone’s childhood and adulthood hero.

J.K. was recently criticized for her tweets against Pres. Donald Trump and his flawed policies, specifically the Muslim Ban. However, she didn’t let the trolls win with her witty replies. Just like how Bess Kalb sends burns to Trump daily.

Trump supporters told her she was “just an author” who had nothing to do with politics. She reminded them that she has a say like everyone else.

One user told her she shouldn’t meddle with American politics. But she just took the insult as a compliment.

Disappointed fans of her work threatened to burn their Harry Potter merchandise just because she expressed her political views. Instead of getting upset, she even offered a lighter.

J.K. also slammed users who thought that writing about fictional wizards was clouding her judgment. Not to mention that she educated them on history and the Bible as well.

(Read also: Ellen uses 'Finding Dory' plot to criticize Trump order)

Lastly, if anyone ever calls you names, take cues from J.K. and just be classy (and sarcastic) about it.

Remember: You do not mess with the woman who wrote seven books about battling a dark lord and his Dementors who used their power to harm innocent people. If Patronuses existed, she would’ve used hers to deal with Trump and his trolls.

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This article appeared on the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post